Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

876,996 words | ISBN-10: 8170800978 | ISBN-13: 9788170800972

This Sanskrit edition of the Skandapurana. It is one of the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, covering over 80,000 shlokas (verses). It is divided into seven large section each covering holy regions detailing their background and legends.

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skaṃda uvāca |
anyacca śṛṇu vipreṃdra vṛttātaṃ tatra saṃbhavam |
mahāścaryaprajananaṃ mahāpātakahāri ca || 1 ||
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itthaṃ kathāṃ prakurvāṇe ratnaśesya maheśvare |
kolāhalo mahānāsīttrātatrāteti sarvataḥ || 2 ||
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mahiṣāsuraputrosau samāyāti gajāsuraḥ |
pramathanpramathānsarvānnijavīrya madoddhataḥ || 3 ||
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yatrayatra dharāyāṃ sa caraṇaṃ pramiṇoti hi |
acalollolayāṃcakre tatratatrāsya bhārataḥ || 4 ||
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ūruvegena taravaḥ pataṃti śikharaiḥ saha |
yasya dordaṃḍaghātena cūrṇāḥ syuśca śiloccayāḥ || 5 ||
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yasya maulijasaṃgharṣādgha nāvyoma tyajaṃtyapi |
nīlimānaṃ na cādyāpi jahyustakleśasaṃgajam || 6 ||
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yasya niḥśvāsasaṃbhārairuttaraṃgā mahābdhayaḥ |
nadyopyamaṃdakallolā bhavaṃti timibhiḥ saha || 7 ||
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yojanānāṃ sahasrāṇi navayasya samucchrayaḥ |
tāvāneva hi vistārastanormāyāvinosya hi || 8 ||
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yannetrayoḥ piṃgalimā tathā taralimā punaḥ |
vidyutā nojjhyate'dyāpi soyamāyāti satvaraḥ || 9 ||
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yāṃyāṃ diśaṃ samabhyeti soyaṃ duḥsaha dānavaḥ |
sāsā samī bhavedasya sādhvasādiva digdhruvam || 10 ||
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brahmalabdhavaraścāyaṃ tṛṇīkṛtajagattrayaḥ |
avadhyohaṃ bhavāmīti strīpuṃsaiḥ kāmanirjitaiḥ || 11 ||
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tatastriśūlahetistamāyāṃtaṃ daityapuṃgavam |
vijñāyāvadhyamanyena śūlenābhijaghāna tam || 12 ||
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protastena triśūlena sa ca daityo gajāsuraḥ |
chatrīkṛtamivātmānaṃ manyamāno jagau haram || 13 ||
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gajāsura uvāca |
triśūlapāṇe deveśa jāne tvāṃ smarahāriṇam |
tava haste mama vadhaḥ śreyāneva purāṃtaka || 14 ||
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kiṃcidvijñaptumicchāmi avadhehi mameritam |
satyaṃ bravīmi nāsatyaṃ mṛtyuṃjaya vicāraya || 15 ||
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tvameko jagatāṃ vaṃdyo viśvasyopari saṃsthitaḥ |
ahaṃ tvadupariṣṭācca sthitosmī ti jitaṃ mayā || 16 ||
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dhanyosmyanugṛhītosmi tvattriśūlāgrasaṃsthitaḥ |
kālena sarvairmartavyaṃ śreyase mṛtyurīdṛśaḥ || 17 ||
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iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā devadevaḥ kṛpānidhiḥ |
provāca prahasañchaṃbhurghaṭodbhava gajāsuram || 18 ||
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īśvara uvāca |
gajāsura prasannosmi mahāpauruṣaśevadhe |
svānukūla varaṃ brūhi dadāmi sumate'sura || 19 ||
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ityākarṇya sa daityeṃdraḥ pratyuvāca maheśvaram |
gajāsura uvāca |
yadi prasanno digvāsastadā nityaṃ vasāna me || 20 ||
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imāṃ kṛttiṃ virūpākṣa tvattriśūlāgnipāvitām |
svapramāṇāṃ sukhasparśāṃ raṇāṃgaṇapaṇīkṛtām || 21 ||
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iṣṭagaṃdhiḥ sadaivāstu sadaivāstvatikomalā |
sadaiva nirmalā cāstu sadaivāstvatimaṃḍanam || 22 ||
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mahātapo'nalajvālāḥ prāpyāpi suciraṃ vibho |
na dagdhā kṛttireṣā me puṇyagaṃdhanidhistataḥ || 23 ||
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yadi puṇyavatī naiṣā mamakṛttirdigaṃbara |
tadā tvadaṃgasaṃgosyāḥ kathaṃ jāto raṇāṃgaṇe || 24 ||
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anyaṃ ca me varaṃ dehi yadi tuṣṭosi śaṃkara |
nāmāstu kṛttivāsāste prārabhyādyatanaṃ dinam || 25 ||
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iti tasya vacaḥ śrutvā tathetyuktvā ca śaṃkaraḥ |
punaḥprovāca taṃ daityaṃ bhaktinirmalamānasam || 26 ||
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īśvara uvāca || |
śṛṇu puṇyanidhe daitya varamanyaṃ sudurlabham |
avimukte mahākṣetre raṇa tyakta kalevara || 27 ||
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idaṃ puṇyaśarīraṃ te kṣetresminmuktisādhane |
mama liṃgaṃ bhavatvatra sarveṣāṃmuktidāyakam || 28 ||
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kṛttivāseśvaraṃ nāma mahāpātakanāśanam |
sarveṣāmeva liṃgānāṃ śirobhūtamidaṃ varam || 29 ||
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yāvaṃti saṃti liṃgāni vārāṇasyāṃ mahāṃtyapi |
uttamaṃ tāvatāmetaduttamāṃgavaduttamam || 30 ||
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mānavānāṃ hitāyātra sthāsyehaṃ saparigrahaḥ |
dṛṣṭenānena liṃgena pūjitena stutena ca |
kṛtakṛtyo bhavenmartyaḥ saṃsāraṃ na viśetpunaḥ || 31 ||
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rudrāḥ pāśupatāḥ siddhā ṛṣayastattvaciṃtakāḥ |
śāṃtā dāṃtā jitakrodhā nirdvaṃdvā niṣparigrahāḥ || 32 ||
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avimukte sthitā ye tu mama bhaktā mumukṣavaḥ |
mānāpamānayostulyāḥ samaloṣṭāśmakāṃcanāḥ || 33 ||
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kṛttivāseśvare liṃge sthāsyehaṃ tadanugrahe |
daśakoṭisahasrāṇi tīrthāni prativāsaram || 34 ||
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trikālamāgamiṣyaṃti kṛttivāse na saṃśayaḥ |
kalidvāparasaṃbhūtā narāḥ kalmaṣabuddhayaḥ || 35 ||
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sadācāravinirmuktāḥ satyaśaucaparāṅmukhāḥ |
māyayā daṃbhalobhābhyāṃ mohāhaṃkṛtisaṃyutāḥ || 36 ||
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śūdrānnasevino viprā jihvālā atilālasāḥ |
saṃdhyāsnānajapejyāsu dūrīkṛta manodhiyaḥ || 37 ||
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kṛttivāseśvaraṃ prāpya sarvapāpavivarjitāḥ |
sukhena mokṣameṣyaṃti yathā sukṛtinastathā || 38 ||
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kṛttivāseśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ sevyaṃ kāśyāṃ tato naraiḥ |
janmāṃtarasahasreṣu mokṣonyatra sudurlabhaḥ || 39 ||
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kṛttivāseśvare liṃge labhyastvekena janmanā |
pṛrvajanmakṛtaṃ pāpaṃ tapodānādibhiḥ śanaiḥ |
naśyetsadyo vinaśyeta kṛttivāse śvarekṣaṇāt || 40 ||
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kṛttivāseśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ yercayiṣyaṃti mānavāḥ |
praviṣṭāste śarīre me teṣāṃ nāsti punarbhavaḥ || 41 ||
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avimukte'tra vastavyaṃ japtavyaṃ śatarudriyam |
kṛttivāseśvaro devo draṣṭavyaśca punaḥpunaḥ || 42 ||
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saptakoṭimahārudraiḥ sujaptairyatphalaṃ bhavet |
tatphalaṃ labhyate kāśyāṃ pūjanātkṛttivāsasaḥ || 43 ||
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māgha kṛṣṇacaturdaśyāmupoṣya niśi jāgṛyāt |
kṛttivāseśamabhyarcya yaḥ sa yāyātparāṃ gatim || 44 ||
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śuklāyāṃ paṃcadaśyāṃ yaścaitryāṃ kartā mahotsavam |
kṛttivāseśvare liṃge na sa garbhaṃ pravakṣyete || 45 ||
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kathayitveti deveśastatkṛttiṃ parigṛhya ca |
gajāsurasya mahatīṃ prāvṛṇoddharidaṃbaraḥ || 46 ||
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mahāmahotsavo jātastasminnahani kuṃbhaja |
kṛttivāsatvamāpede yasmindevo digaṃbaraḥ || 47 ||
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yatracchatrīkṛto daityaḥ śūlamāropya bhūtale |
tacchūlotpāṭanājjātaṃ tatra kuṃḍaṃ mahattaram || 48 ||
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tasminkuṃḍe naraḥ snātvā kṛtvā ca pitṛtarpaṇam |
kṛttivāseśvaraṃ dṛṣṭvā kṛtakṛtyo naro bhavet || 49 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
tasmiṃstīrthe tu yadvṛttaṃ tadagaste niśāmaya |
kākā haṃsatvamāpannāstattīrthasya prabhāvataḥ || 50 ||
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ekadā kṛttivāse tu caitryāṃ yātrā'bhavatpurā |
annaṃ rāśīkṛtaṃ tatra hyupahārasamudbhavam || 51 ||
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bahudevalakairvipra taṃ dṛṣṭvā pakṣiṇo milan |
parasparaṃ tadannārthaṃ yudhyaṃto vyomavartmani || 52 ||
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balipuṣṭairapuṣṭāṃgā raṭataḥ karaṭāḥ kaṭu |
valibhiścātipuṣṭāṃgairabalāścaṃcubhirhatāḥ || 53 ||
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te hanyamānā nyapataṃstasminkuṃḍe nabhoṃgaṇāt |
āyuḥśeṣeṇa saṃtrātā haṃsībhūtāstu vāyasāḥ || 54 ||
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āścaryavaṃtastatratyā yātrāyāṃ militā janāḥ |
ūcuraṃgulinirdeśairaho paśyata paśyata || 55 ||
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asmāsu vīkṣamāṇeṣu kākāḥ kuṃḍetra ye patan |
dhārtarāṣṭrāstu te jātāstīrthasyāsya prabhāvataḥ || 56 ||
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haṃsatīrthaṃ tadārabhya kṛttivāsa samīpataḥ |
nāmnā khyātamabhūlloke tatkuṃḍaṃ kalaśodbhava || 57 ||
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atīva malinātmāno mahāmalina karmabhiḥ |
kṣaṇānnirmalatāṃ yāṃti haṃsatīrthakṛtodakāḥ || 58 ||
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kāśyāṃ sadaiva vastavyaṃ snātavyaṃ haṃsatīrthake |
draṣṭavyaḥ kṛttivāseśaḥ prāptavyaṃ paramaṃ padam || 59 ||
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kāśyāṃ liṃgānyanekāni mune saṃti padepade |
kṛttivāseśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ sarvaliṃgaśiraḥ smṛtam || 60 ||
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kṛttivāsaṃ samārādhya bhaktiyuktena cetasā |
sarvaliṃgārādhanajaṃ phalaṃ kāśyāmavāpyate || 61 ||
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japo dānaṃ tapo homastarpaṇaṃ devatārcanam |
samīpe kṛttivāsasya kṛtaṃ sarvamanaṃtakam || 62 ||
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tīrthaṃ tvanādisaṃsiddhametatkalaśasaṃbhava |
punardevasya sānnidhyādāvirāsīnmaheśituḥ || 63 ||
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etāni siddhaliṃgānicchannāni syuryugeyuge |
avāpya śaṃbhusānnidhyaṃ punarāvirbhavaṃti hi || 64 ||
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haṃsatīrthasya parito liṃgānāmayutaṃ mune |
pratiṣṭhitaṃ munivarairatrāsti dviśatottaram || 65 ||
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ekaikaṃ siddhidaṃ nṛṇāmavimuktanivāsinām |
liṃgaṃ kātyāyaneśādi cyavaneśāṃ tameva hi || 66 ||
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lomaśeśaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ lomaśena pratiṣṭhitam |
kṛttivāsaḥ pratīcyāṃ tu taddṛṣṭvā kvāṃtakādbhayam || 67 ||
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mālatīśaṃ śubhaṃ liṃgaṃ kṛttivāsottare mahat |
saparyayitvā talliṃgaṃ rājā gajapatirbhavet || 68 ||
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aṃtakeśvara saṃjñaṃ ca liṃgaṃ tadrudradiksthitam |
atipāpopi niṣpāpo jāyate tadvilokanāt || 69 ||
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janakeśaṃ mahāliṃgaṃ tatpārśve jñānadaṃ param |
talliṃga varivasyāto brahmajñānamavāpyate || 70 ||
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taduttare mahāmūrtirasitāṃgosti bhairavaḥ |
tasya darśanataḥ puṃsāṃ na bhavedyamadarśanam || 71 ||
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śuṣkodarī ca tatrāsti devī vikaṭalocanā |
kṛttivāsādudīcyāṃ tu kāśīpratyūha bhakṣiṇī || 72 ||
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agnijihvosti vetālastasyā devyāstu nairṛte |
dadāti vāṃchitāṃ siddhiṃ sorcito bhaumavāsare || 73 ||
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vetālakuṃḍaṃ tatrāsti sarvavyādhivighātakṛt |
tatkuṃḍodakasaṃsparśādvraṇavisphoṭarugvrajet || 74 ||
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vetālakuṃḍe susnāto vetālaṃ praṇipatya ca |
labheta vāṃchitāṃ siddhiṃ durlabhāṃ sarvadehibhiḥ || 75 ||
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gaṇosti tatra dvibhujaścatuṣpātpaṃcaśīrṣakaḥ |
tasya saṃvīkṣaṇādeva pāpaṃ yāti sahasradhā || 76 ||
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taduttare mune rudraśtuḥśṛṃgosti bhīṣaṇaḥ |
tripādastu dviśīrṣā ca hastāḥ syuḥ sapta eva hi || 77 ||
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rorūyate vṛṣākārastridhā baddhaḥ sa kuṃbhaja |
kāśīvighrakarā ye ca ye kāśyāṃ pāpabuddhayaḥ || 78 ||
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teṣāṃ ca saṃchidāṃ kartumahaṃ dhṛtakuṭhārakaḥ |
ye kāśyāṃ vighnahartāro ye kāśyāṃ dharmabuddhayaḥ || 79 ||
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sudhāghaṭakaraścāhaṃ tadvaṃśapariṣekakṛt |
taṃ dṛṣṭvā vṛṣarudraṃ vai pūjayitvā tu bhaktitaḥ || 80 ||
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mahāmahopacāraiśca na vighnairabhibhūyate |
maṇipradīpo nāgo'sti tasmādrudrādudagdiśi || 81 ||
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maṇikuṃḍaṃ tadagre tu viṣavyādhiharaṃ param |
tasminkuṃḍe kṛtasnānastaṃ nāgaṃ parivīkṣya ca || 82 ||
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maṇimāṇikyasaṃpūrṇa gajāśvarathasaṃkulam |
strīratnaputraratnaiśca samṛddhaṃ rājyamāpnuyāt || 83 ||
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kṛttivāseśvaraṃ liṃgaṃ kāśyāṃ yairna vilokitam |
te martyaloke bhārāya bhuvo bhūtā na saṃśayaḥ || 84 ||
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skaṃda uvāca |
kṛttivāsaḥ samutpattiṃ ye śroṣyaṃtīha mānavāḥ |
talliṃgadarśanācchreyo lapsyaṃte nātra saṃśayaḥ || 85 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśītisāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ caturthe kāśīkhaṃḍa uttarādheṃ kṛttivāsaḥ samudbhavo nāmāṣṭaṣaṣṭitamo'pyāyaḥ || 68 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 18

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

(23 Volumes) - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Cover of edition (2016)

Skanda Purana (Hindi Translation)
by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

(Set of 10 Books) - Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office

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Cover of Bengali edition

Skanda Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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Cover of edition (0)

Skanda Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ಕಾಂದ ಮಹಾಪುರಣಂ: (Set of 25 Volumes)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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